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ASI cuts Meridian weight with Garmin upgrade
ASI upgraded a customer's turboprop Piper Malibu Meridian PA46-500TP to feature a quad-display Garmin G600 TXi flight deck complemented with a GI 275 multifunction display.
Piper Malibu Meridian PA46-500TP panel upgrade.

Avionics Services International (ASI) has completed instrument panel upgrades on a Piper cabin-class aircraft. The updated panels are intended to better optimise the capabilities of the aircraft, reduce pilot workload and minimise maintenance costs.

In the last decade integrated panel design has revolutionised the cockpit. ASI upgraded a customer's turboprop Piper Malibu Meridian PA46-500TP to feature a quad-display Garmin G600 TXi flight deck complemented with a GI 275 multifunction display.

“One of the top reasons for a flight deck upgrade is weight savings,” says Ryan Busby of ASI. “We are able to remove outdated instruments and install solid state digital systems. These also offer better reliability. Pilots and owners see an increase in operational efficiencies.”

ASI was established in 1988 by Ronny Salamon, an industry veteran of more than 40 years. Salamon and his highly experienced team are based at San Antonio International airport in Texas. The only one-stop avionics shop is experienced with aircraft of all sizes, from light piston to business jets. Capabilities include equipment installation, repair, replacement and diagnostics. ASI works with MROs, fleet operators and individual aircraft owners.

Among ASI's strengths are its knowledge and experience with leading avionics manufacturers. As an authorised Garmin dealer, it provides sales, service and installation. It is well versed in modern display technology, RVSM and IFR certification, all essential components for aircraft owners and operators worldwide. ASI helps its customers achieve optimum integration for both their aircraft and mission. Mobile service is also available.

ASI, a division of Platinum Aviation, is a FAA certified repair station number S78R151N and is Part 145 approved for airframe, instrument and radio.

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